Arcos Brasil - Gold Fitted Fleur de Lys Bow Pernambuco Cello Bow

Weight: 79.6g, Balance: 9 1/2"


Weight: 79.6g, Balance: 9 1/2"

Maker: V. Schaeffer

This beautiful bow has the sound to match its looks. It has a lot of bite and projection when pushed; however it can be delicate and sweet when played lightly. Its tone overall is warm, adding color nicely to bright cellos. This bow has a very crisp and even bounce, making fast spicatto passages less taxing on the right hand. Overall, playing with this bow is very comfortable and smooth, allowing for freedom of expression while being able to trust the bow to play its part.

Stamp: V. Schaeffer

Round stick, gold winding, gold mounted, pernambuco, water buffalo horn Fleur de Lys frog, 3 piece water buffalo horn button

Vanderson Schaeffer, son of Floriano Schaeffer decided to enter the family business of bow making, following in his father's footsteps. Schaeffer learned bow making techniques from his father and continued on to study briefly with Pierre Guillaume of Brussels. He currently works for the Brazilian firm Arcos Brasil as one of their top bow makers and is responsible for making many of their special edition bows and master copies.


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